verb (used with object), skimmed, skim·ming.
verb (used without object), skimmed, skim·ming.
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Origin of skim
OTHER WORDS FROM skimun·skimmed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for skim
And I whipped off my straw hat and skimmed it across the room and it sailed right out the window and has never been seen since.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A good portion of Louisiana law enforcement is financed with dollars legally skimmed off the top of prison operations.
I had seen the term listed in pregnancy books, but skimmed over it.Feeding Tubes, NICU, One-on-One Care: Susan Hatfield Talks About Living With Her Trisomy 18 Baby|Susan Hatfield|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the Concordia skimmed the rocky reef Friday, lodging a giant boulder into her hull, Schettino made his second mistake.Francesco Schettino, the Costa Concordia’s Daredevil Captain|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Usually a diligent observer, nonetheless Winslow skimmed over the episode in two sentences.
As though shot out of some huge cannon the aero-iceboat skimmed the lake.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
A shower had just skimmed by, but now the sun shone brightly, and the air smelt of the pines and the grass.Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson
If only one has been infused, and the rennet is intended for immediate use, the infusion requires only to be skimmed and strained.
During the summer it is constantly skimmed, and fresh salt added from time to time.
Where there were humps he cut fairly deep, and where there were depressions he skimmed lightly.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur